Irish households and businesses need to improve their waste separation

 “That doesn’t belong there!” is the key message from the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report which examined what Irish households and businesses are putting in their bins. The study found that; The increased use of brown bins in the past ten years has resulted in a significant reduction in organic waste (food and garden waste) […]

Water quality in Irish rivers is going in the wrong direction, warns the EPA

The EPA has found that water quality in Irish waters has deteriorated between 2015 and 2017, despite some improvements: 197 river water bodies have improved in quality but 269 water bodies have deteriorated compared with the last full assessment in 2013-2015.  This means a net overall decline of 3% (72 water bodies). The long-term loss […]

Kenny Slams rural TD’s for short term electoral gain over Rural development and jobs

There was much speculation about a rise in carbon tax in the lead up to yesterday’s budget, so it has come as a surprise to many that the Government did not introduce it. Earlier this week, Tipperary Energy Agency Chief Executive Paul Kenny urged the Government not to waste the opportunity for a strong carbon […]

National Reuse Month begins today, as Householders & Businesses are Encouraged to Reuse more at Home, at Work and at Play

– Reuse businesses, charities and organisations sustained more than 800 jobs, 350 job scheme training positions & 7,600 voluntary positions in 2017.  – National Reuse Month takes place from October 1 to 31, 2018. It is estimated that Irish households reuse less than 5% of the amount of waste discarded every year, but some savvy […]

Limerick woman forced to remove solar panels from her roof

Planning regulations seriously out of touch with the new clean energy future A Limerick woman will appear in Limerick Criminal and Licensing Court this morning (7/09/18) to defend her decision to install solar panels of the roof of her home in Gouldahover Estate in County Limerick. Current planning guidelines limit the extent of solar arrays […]

Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund 2018

Do you have a project or initiative that could help to increase awareness of environmental issues locally, or that could help your community to become more sustainable? If so, you may qualify for financial assistance from the Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund 2018. This Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit […]

Emissions of three important air pollutants increased in 2016 – Ireland’s emissions going in the wrong direction for people to benefit from cleaner air

EPA reports 2016 emission levels for the five main air pollutants. The figures show that emissions of three of the five air pollutants increased – ammonia, nitrogen oxides and non-methane volatile organic compounds. Emissions of ammonia have been increasing since 2011 and were above the specified EU emission limit in 2016 for the first time. […]

People of Ireland called to Join the Fight Against Litter for Future Generations #SpringClean18

Today the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD, accompanied by the Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring TD launched the 2018 National Spring Clean at a clean-up event at Merrion Square, Dublin. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the campaign runs throughout the month of April, and calls on communities to register […]

Tipp households will benefit from €24 million for Warmer Homes Scheme – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment , Denis Naughten, that free energy efficiency upgrades are to be provided to all vulnerable households as part of a €24 million funding allocation under the Warmer Homes Scheme. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister Naughten confirmed […]

EPA Welcomes Increase in Composting and Anaerobic Digestion of Waste

The EPA welcomes the increase in composting and anaerobic digestion of biodegradable waste – the quantity recycled increased by 15 per cent between 2015 and 2016. Kitchen & canteen food waste and park & garden waste accounted for most of the waste accepted for treatment in 2016 (65 per cent). Composting rather than anaerobic digestion […]

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